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Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Milkweed for Monarchs in Central Florida

Monarch butterfly

Monarchs are big, showy orange butterflies. Seeing one skip through your garden inevitably brings a smile to both young and old. How can we lure these beauties to our back yard where we can enjoy the lift they… Read More

Successful Butterfly Gardening

butterfly on orange flower

Spring is the perfect time to add color to your landscape. A butterfly garden can accomplish this goal, and here’s what you need to do. First, find out what butterflies live in your area and concentrate on attracting… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office… Read More

Drought Tolerant Plants for a Florida-Friendly Landscape – Zone 9

Are you getting spring planting fever? Consider choosing drought tolerant plants for your landscape. Selecting drought tolerant plants for your yard will ensure an aesthetically pleasing landscape that can survive dry periods in the spring and fall. These… Read More

MARCH 21ST CANCELLED — Orange County Adopt-A-Tree Program

magnolias for tree giveaway

DUE TO COVID 19 DIRECTIVES, OUR MARCH 21ST ADOPT-A-TREE PROGRAM IS CANCELLED.  Join us on March 21st for our Adopt-A-Tree program! This event is open to all Orange County residents with proof of residency on a first come,… Read More

20 Healthy Habits for 2020

2020

Join us for our 20 Healthy Habits for 2020 program and treat your mind, body, health and home to a New Year’s resolution that’s sure to last! Starting January 15th, this 4-week series presented by the experts at… Read More

Sustainable Landscaping Class

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension Orange County is hosting a Sustainable Landscaping for your Home class. Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Orange County Extension 6021 S. Conway Rd. Orlando, FL 32812 10:00 am… Read More

Red Berries for Holiday Decorations

Holiday decorations can be made from many different kinds of greenery and berries. Instead of buying fake plastic decorations, consider growing your own. You won’t find fresher greenery at a better price than the trees, bushes and vines… Read More

Reduce Environmental Impacts with Sustainable Landscaping

Florida native Coontie

You may be familiar with Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM (FFL), but have you heard the term Sustainable Landscaping? Sustainable Landscaping is a new class being offered in the FFL program at UF/IFAS Extension Orange County. Sustainability is defined by the Oxford… Read More